Professional background

Per Utnegaard was elected as member of Sulzer’s Board of Directors in 2023. Per Utnegaard has over 30 years of experience in strategic management consulting and 20 years of experience as a Board Member of Public Listed Companies. He has held several international leadership positions in logistics and transportation. Since 2016 he has been focusing on Board of Director roles in companies including Alvest (Paris) and Saudi Ground Services (Jeddah). From 2015 to 2016 he served as CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board for Bilfinger SE. Before that (2007 to 2015), he ran Swissport International as CEO and President and gained in-depth Services experience on a global scale. Prior to that (2002 to 2005) he was in charge of the Wholesale division of the pharma and beauty group Alliance Boots Plc. In addition, he is acting as Senior Advisor for several stock-listed Private Equity companies.

Binding interests

  • Non-executive Director, Executive Committee and Risk Management 
    Committee of Saudi Ground Services
  • Non-executive Director of Alvest Holding

Educational background

  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Marketing, Northern 
    Michigan University, USA
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